No Drilling required! Now you can use Cam Tuners with no alterations to your banjo!
Cam D-Tuners are so much easier to use and only Cam D-tuners produce the authentic tone of the D tuners used by Earl Scruggs on songs like Earl's Breakdown and Flint Hill Special.
Cheat-A-Keys Cam Tuners are special D tuners for banjo for playing Earl Scruggs Banjo Classics like Flint Hill Special, Earl's Breakdown, Randy Lynn Rag, Foggy Mountain Chimes and other classic banjo songs that use D tuners. The Cheat-A-Keys Cam D- Tuners produce great tone with NO holes drilled.
Cheat-A-Keys come in two sizes: Standard and Wide, are easy to install and will not scratch your banjo.
Video Demonstrations of Cheat a Keys Banjo D-Tuners
See and Hear Ross Nickerson Demonstrate the D tuners on video below
Video Demonstration Playing Auld Lang Syne and Home Sweet Home on Banjo in D tuning using the "Cheat A Keys" Cam D Tuners.
The Cam tuner design replicates the tone accurately for these songs because Earl Scruggs used Cam Tuners. The big advantage to the Cheat-A-Keys Cam Tuners is Earl had to have holes drilled in to to his peghead and the Cheat_A-Keys are made so that no modifications to your banjo is needed and they can be taken on and off.
No More Set Screws
Now you can spend less time messing with set screws on normal D-tuners and concentrate on using the tuners when you need them. By using these tuners it allows you to use the normal pegs on your banjo for tuning without the setting, re--setting and adjusting of set screws and working around the screws on normal D-tuners when tuning your banjo.
D-tuners are used so you can easily go between G and D tuning. They are also used for specialty songs that are fun and add a lot to your playing like Flint Hill Special, Earl's Breakdown and Foggy Mountain Chimes.
Which Size D Tuner?
Standard Size is for headstocks up to 1 7/8" wide
Wide Size is for headstocks up to 2 1/2" wide.
The standard size is shown in the picture above and fits most banjos.
Only choose the wide size if you feel you may have an unusually wide peghead like a bowtie. My Stelling Required the wider size. I have measurements above if you are not sure
Do not hesitate to call if you need advice on the size - 1- 866-322-6567
Standard Size $149
Wider Size $149
If you were to receive these and they did not fit we are glad to exchange them and will ship the new set at our expense. They also can be returned for 30 days for any reason,
Cheat a Keys Cam D tuners Video
I put the Cheat a Keys Cam D tuners on a Maple Deering Sierra and played Home Sweet Home in D tuning.
Notes from Ross Nickerson: They really do work, I am using them. They come on and off easy too. I don't always need D-tuners and I can put these on and take them off as I feel like it. Then I can use my regular tuning pegs without having to work around the set screws that are on normal D-tuners while doing every day tuning, and at shows. I am really, really impressed with these.
Dave Brown, the inventor has been the president of the Radio Controlled Airplane Association. He manufacturers all kinds of machined products for radio controlled airplanes. He is a banjo player and student himself, I met him at one my banjo workshops in Ireland. He was in Ireland landing the first ever Trans-Atlantic flight of a radio controlled airplane.
This style of tuner is similar to the original that Earl Scruggs used but the key to this version is it requires no drilling in to the headstock. They go on and come off easy. Again, if you try them and they don't work, you can send them back for a refund. I'm confident you will like them.They are now available in a wide version for Gibson Bowtie model, Goodtime banjos, Stellings or other extra wide peghead!
Choose what size you want below. if you get the normal size, and you needed the bigger size, you can return it for exchange. I filmed myself describing and demonstrating the new tuners.
You can call me if you need advice on which size to get. Ross 1-866-322-6567
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